It is our pleasure to invite you to OLC Accelerate 2017!

The OLC Accelerate 2017 conference marks our 23rd year as the premiere international conference in online learning. The conference team has updated many aspects of this year’s program, including an expansion of innovative and creative venues and sessions. We are excited about OLC Accelerate 2017 and promise it will carry forward its tradition of excellence in offering quality content which we hope will inspire you to engage, collaborate, and innovate. 

Online learning professionals are challenged to keep up with trends and advances in the field that continue to evolve and expand at such a fast pace. Join us at OLC Accelerate as we come together to build and strengthen our global network of expertise, increase collaboration and engagement among researchers and practitioners, share and discover new and emerging effective practices, and test and evaluate technologies for teaching and learning online. Our community cannot thrive without your active participation! We invite you to join the conference onsite or virtually.

Some changes to this year’s conference program includes the merging of Institutional Programs and Strategies and International Perspectives strands into “Institutional Strategies and Globalization” strand; Tools and Technologies and Trends and Innovations strands in to the “Innovations, Tools and Technologies” strand and the inclusion of Leadership theme in all six strands (formerly called Tracks).

  • Research
  • Professional Development and Support
  • Institutional Strategies and Globalization
  • Learner Services and Support
  • Learning Effectiveness
  • Innovations, Tools and Technologies

Please join us at OLC Accelerate 2017 onsite or virtually — we look forward to your participation!


The OLC Accelerate 2017 Program Co-Chairs

Renee Cicchino  

Program Co-Chair

Renee M. Cicchino, Seton Hall University

Shanta Goswami Varma  

Program Co-Chair

Shanta Goswami-Varma, University of Houston-Clear Lake